Rape Kit Procedures and Ordering Information.
Rape Kit Support
WARNING: If you found this page because you have been raped you would be better off here to read 11-steps for survivors. This web page contains information about sexual assault forensic evidence gathering equipment and procedures which may be triggering to survivors.
Important links: Contact ~ Defining Rape and Sexual Assault ~ What To Do If You Have Been Raped
Application Request by an Agency for RINJ Support: "Rape Kits"
(* Financial support for either supply of kits or testing of completed kits. Rape kit = Sexual assault evidence collection kits; sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kits; Sexual offence evidence collection (SOEC) kits; or Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERK))
The RINJ Foundation is accepting applications for funding of rape kits or kit testing.
The RINJ Foundation will evaulate applications and either assit in obtaining or fund the obtaining of 'drop-shipped' rape kits and their subsequent testing. All rape kits will be monitored by the Foundation. We must all help make certain that first responders and hospitals have rape kits and that secondly, kits are immediately tested and the results reported to police and prosecutors.
11 Steps for Survivors. If you have been raped your first priority is to get yourself to safety. Then get into the care of first responders immediately before doing *anything* and that includes even going to the washroom--911. Not just you but society needs the criminal conviction and incarceration of all who are guilty of rape.
* Remember. If you have an emergency call 911.
* If you have been raped call 911.
* Your first priority is to get yourself into the care of first responders. You may be OK at first but you could go into shock. Don't go to the washroom -- call 911. Please visit a quick survivor checklist.
The Basic Rape Kit
The procedures set out here are for licensed nurses or doctors. As you read through the steps you begin to understand what you need and what is supplied in the forensic kits.
- Step 1: Authorization for collection and release of evidence and information form
- Step 2: Medical history and assault information form
- Step 3: (1) 20" x 30" white paper sheet, (2) outer clothing bags and (1) panties bag
- Step 4: Debris collection for nail scraping
- Step 5: Towel and comb for pubic hair combing
- Step 6: Envelope for pulled pubic hairs
- Step 7: Slides: swabs and boxes for vaginal swabs and smear
- Step 8: Slide, swabs and boxes for rectal swabs and smear
- Step 9: Slide, swabs and boxes for oral swabs and smear
- Step 10: Envelope for pulled head hairs
- Step 11: Paper disk and envelope for saliva sample
- Step 12: (2) blood vials for known blood sample collection
- Step 13: Anatomical drawings chart
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent sexual assault of a high order of criminality at many levels. FGM is usually committed against female babies, children, or women, without consent. The claimed purpose of the crime of FGM is protection of personal property inasmuch as the female is considered to be a chatel or 'property' and the alleged "protection" of FGM is the curbing of female promiscuity since the vicious attack on the genitals damages many nerve endings thus destroying sexual pleasure and blunting libido. This is a crime equal to or greater than rape in its violence and consequences. It is a sinister conduct practiced all over the world in concealed places. The perpetrators of FGM are often performing the FGM violence on many victims and therefore the sentencing for FGM criminals should reflect the impact of the crime.